Many people who live in developed countries will often hear about something called asbestos. It will not always be explained exactly what it is, but it is always phrased in a negative fashion, leaving many people nervous that they may have it – and they may indeed. Put simply, asbestos is a material that natural occurs, and was seen as a perfect part of buildings when it was manufactured in high quantities in the 1950s. It was used for over forty years in construction, right from residential homes and other family properties, to hotels, schools, hospitals, and private business buildings. However, in the 1990s it was discovered that asbestos, far from being the useful insulation material that it was considered to be, is actually highly toxic, and can be dangerous for people to be around.
And this leaves many people who live and work in a building that was built sometime between the 1950s and the early 1990s with a huge problem: what do they do about the asbestos that lines their walls? An asbestos removal service obviously sounds the best thing to do, but even that has its complications. Because asbestos is a fibre based thing, it means that small parts can fly up into the air, and be inhaled by the people around it. That means that whenever asbestos is disturbed or someone tries to
move it, it actually becomes even more toxic to those around it.
That means that you need to ask the question whether it is more dangerous for you to leave the asbestos in the building, or more dangerous not to leave the asbestos in the building. Asbestos removal can certainly be complicated, which means that it takes a long time and ends up being rather expensive. Many people are torn between the financial burden of having asbestos removed, and the physical burden of having to live in a building in which the walls are quickly literally made of poison.
Your first port of call, on the other hand, because you start thinking about making any decision, is to put your building through asbestos testing. Asbestos testing means bringing in professionals, people that have dealt safely with asbestos all of their working lives, and get their professional opinion about the situation. They will be able to advise you about the amount of asbestos that your property contains, and explain some of the different options that you have available to you. What many people do not realise that having asbestos within a building does not mean that it has to be in there for life. It is just like the windows that are put in there by the construction workers: they were there at the beginning, and they were put in for a reason
– but that reason has now passed, and it is time to put something else in.
At the end of the day, you have to weigh up the importance of having some building work done, and the possible health threat that asbestos offers every single inhabitant of that building.
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